Suburban New York Home Tour

Last Sunday we toured a beautifully restored home that suffered damage during Hurricane Sandy. We're staying on the eastern coast today with a gorgeous new home located in the suburbs of New York. The interior details are amazing; I love when a house has good bones. Even if you have a tract home, you can add simple touches like a chair rail, crown molding, board and batten siding, and more. It's not hard to install and can make a powerful impact. … [Read more...]

Hudson Valley House: Charming Home Tour

Hubby and I keep going back and forth. Should we move, or should we add onto the house and do some renovations? The thought of doing either stresses me out a bit. Sharing a home tour each Sunday here on the blog fills me with inspiration on ways to improve our house. For me, it's a creative process that I enjoy and it leaves me feeling productive. I found new inspiration with today's tour that features a Hudson Valley house renovated by Crisp … [Read more...]

Pantone Greenery: 2017 Color of the Year

Have you heard the news?  Greenery is Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year! I love this choice because it's so organic and earthy. The color green comes in so many shades from kelly to sage to yellow and blue tones. Pantone Greenery is a bright yellow-green that portrays spring and summer in all their loveliness. If you're ready to add this fresh color to your decor, you're sure to find inspiring examples here. (Some images are from Houzz - click on … [Read more...]

English Cottage: Charming Home Tour

How many of you fell in love with the little stone cottage featured in the movie, "Holiday"?  Cameron Diaz plays the starlet who vacations in a charming cottage to escape her Hollywood life for a couple weeks. An English cottage is featured in today's charming home tour, but this one has been updated. (All photos by Chris Snook, found on Houzz.)  You'll find a recurring theme of decorating with neutrals throughout this lovely English … [Read more...]

Swedish Country House: Charming Home Tour

Today we're heading across the pond to visit a beautiful Swedish country house. I have always loved the simple elegance of Scandinavian decorating. You'll often find a generous use of white paired with rustic elements or bright colors. Homes also have large windows to let in as much sunlight as possible during short winter days. The result is a cozy space with timeless appeal. (All photos by www.adddesign.se as seen on Houzz.) Paper type … [Read more...]

Eclectic Australian House: Charming Home Tour

This weekend has been filled with holiday decorating and I'm overdosed on glitter and sparkle.  So today I'm sharing an eclectic Australian house decorated in neutral tones. The home of Kara Rosenlund has an organic vibe with earthy elements. (Photos by Kara Rosenlund, featured on Houzz.) You'll find plenty of texture throughout Kara's home, which is important when you decorate with neutrals. A mix of finishes adds depth and interest to each … [Read more...]

Northshore Farmhouse: Charming Home Tour

Welcome to another charming home tour here at Town and Country Living. Today's Northshore Farmhouse by Kristina Crestin Design is filled with classic American style. Clean lines with a few fun touches makes this home a pleasure to see! (Click on photos to be taken to original on Houzz.) The living room pairs a soft gray sectional with rustic end and coffee tables. The curtains and patterned pillows pick up the colors of the landscape painting on … [Read more...]

Windsor Chair: A Timeless Beauty

The Windsor chair is a classic beauty and worthy of a seat at any dining table. This style of chair originated in England during the 18th century and was widely popular during the revolutionary period of America.  Windsor chairs were first used in gardens and were typically painted green and left to weather outside. Eventually they moved indoors and I like to think that they were a staple at most Thanksgiving tables in Colonial homes. Photo by … [Read more...]

Decorating with French Gray

When I was a young girl I thought gray was a boring color. It wasn't fun and happy like pink or yellow. But now as an adult, I appreciate the drama and comfort of this sometimes moody hue. Today I'm sharing ideas for decorating with French Gray, which is actually a greenish gray. This Old World living room with a tufted couch wears French Gray paint on the walls by Farrow & Ball. It's the perfect color for creating a bit of elegance, without … [Read more...]

Country Home Furnishings by The Cotswold Company

One thing I feel like I'm not very good at is choosing furniture. I tend to work with what I have or what I find at a flea market or resale shop. I force things to work together (sometimes awkwardly so). But lately I've wanted to create a more cohesive look, even if it means I need to spend a little more for quality pieces. I recently stumbled across beautiful country home furnishings by The Cotswold Company and want to share them with you. It's … [Read more...]

New York Colonial: Charming Home Tour

We're traveling to the great state of New York for this week's charming home tour! When I started this home tour series over 2 years ago, I never thought the series would last this long. I thought eventually I'd run out of houses to feature but I'm happy that there are so many creative people out there that there seems to be no shortage of supply of beautiful homes!  Today's New York Colonial  has simple style with the color white running through … [Read more...]

Connecticut Farmhouse: Charming Home Tour

Today I have a special treat for you. A beautiful Connecticut farmhouse by Rafe Churchill  wears 4500 square feet of rich color and traditional style. Settled in the countryside, this charming home combines style with comfortable living that you just might find irresistible. Photo by Rafe Churchill: Traditional Houses   Inside the farmhouse kitchen, you'll find cheery yellow cabinets and trim work. Dark gray tones down the bright color … [Read more...]

Colonial Farmhouse: Charming Home Tour

An 18th century farmhouse resides on the site of the town's first 1635 meeting house. Lovingly and beautifully restored by Carpenter & MacNeille, the colonial farmhouse retains its original charm yet functions efficiently for today's busy living. I think you'll love how old and new come together to create a comfortably appealing home. Photo by Carpenter & MacNeille   Step inside to be greeted by a classic brick floor and Colonial … [Read more...]

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